Karen Nussle

Guest Blogger

Washington, D.C.

Karen is a veteran communications strategist with experience in the private, public, political and non-profit sectors. Her work has included strategic communications plans, public relations, advocacy campaigns, corporate communications, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy and media training.


Posted Nov. 6, 2015

9 Ways the Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong on Common Core

This week the Wall Street Journal published an extensive front page story that, at best, misrepresented the persistence of the…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015

Polling Reinforces Support for High Standards

On August 24, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on recently released poll results…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted June 9, 2015

Just ‘Tell It Like It Is,’ Chris Christie: The Standards Are Working

A crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls has some candidates doing cartwheels to appeal to voters, shamelessly recanting past beliefs…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Apr. 10, 2015

More Fizzle Than Spark: GOP Efforts to Sink Common Core Are Failing

In the wake of last year’s midterms, Common Core standards appeared to be squarely in the crosshairs of newly-elected Republican…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Feb. 2, 2015

10 Questions for Candidates Pandering on Common Core

“Let the pandering begin!” That’s how radio host Jan Mickelson kicked off the Iowa Freedom Summit last weekend, an event…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Mar. 13, 2018

We Could Have More Black Teachers If We Removed These Barriers

There is a growing body of evidence that Black students perform better when they have a Black teacher. It is a problem, then, that only…

By Max Marchitello, Chad Aldeman

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Posted Mar. 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking Showed Us That Every Student Has Hidden Talents, Even Those With Profound Disabilities

Last night, I heard the news of Stephen Hawking’s passing. He and I had been corresponding these past few weeks and I knew he had…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Mar. 14, 2018

A Bullet Took My Student and I Want to Remember Him by Saving Other Lives

Take a moment and think back to when you were 12 years old. See life through the eyes of your 12-year-old self. What were you…

By Valerie Groth

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